Friendship Quotes

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Friendship's said to be a plant of tedious growth, its root composed of tender fibres, nice in their taste, cautious in spreading.
Sir John Vanbrugh

The little trouble in the world that is not due to love is due to friendship.
Edgar Watson Howe

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
Albert Camus

One measure of friendship consists not in the number of things friends can discuss, but in the number of things they need no longer mention.
Clifton Fadiman

Every business is built on friendship.
J C Penney

Of all the things which wisdom provides to make us entirely happy, much the greatest is the possession of friendship.
Epicurus

Friendship needs to be rooted in respect, but love can live upon itself alone
Ouida

Friendships begin with liking or gratitude roots that can be pulled up.
George Eliot

I don't know what the fuss is about. There are 7,000 girls [on her friendship with Mick Jagger]
Carla Bruni

There is nothing on this earth more to be prized than true friendship.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

Friendship is a pretty full-time occupation if you really are friendly with somebody. You can't have too many friends because then you're just not really friends.
Truman Capote

A man has to live with himself, and he should see to it that he always has good company. [In other words learn to enjoy your own company and it's the start of a life long friendship]
Charles Hughes

In politics shared hatreds are almost always the basis of friendships.
Tocqueville

Friendship is always a sweet responsibility, never an opportunity.
Kahlil Gibran

Friendship and mutual co-operation must be the keywords for alternative ways of working once the Euro Ivory Tower has been demolished.
Steve Blake

No one person can possibly combine all the elements supposed to make up what everyone means by friendship.
Francis Crawford

Nothing so fortifies a friendship as a belief on the part of one friend that he is superior to the other.
Honore De Balzac

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble; prosperity is full of friends.
Euripides

If we take matrimony at it's lowest, we regard it as a sort of friendship recognised by the police.
Robert Louis Stevenson

Friendship multiplies the good of life and divides the evil.
Baltasar Gracian

Perhaps the most delightful friendships are those in which there is much agreement, much disputation, and yet more personal liking.
George Eliot

A friendship founded on business is better than a business founded on friendship.
John D Rockefeller

All love that has not friendship for its base, is like a mansion built upon the sand.
Ella Wilcox

True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation.
George Washington

The greatest sweetener of human life is Friendship. To raise this to the highest pitch of enjoyment, is a secret which but few discover.
Joseph Addison

If a fox is unable to befriend a tiger, then the fox should create an illusion of close association with the tiger by carefully trailing behind the cat while boasting of the deep friendship they share. In this way, he creates an impression that his well being is of great concern to the tiger.
Chin-Ning Chu

I heard what Ashley Cole said about kicking me if he has to, but he will have to catch me first. When we step out on to the pitch on Sunday, all friendships will be forgotten.
Robert Pires

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
George Jean Nathan

It may be a cold, clammy thing to say, but those that treat friendship the same as any other selfishness seem to get the most out of it.
Edgar Watson Howe

Few things tend more to alienate friendship than a want of punctuality in our engagements. I have known the breach of a promise to dine or sup to break up more than one intimacy.
William Hazlitt

Madam, I have been looking for a person who disliked gravy all my life; let us swear eternal friendship.
Sydney Smith

What I cannot love, I overlook. Is that real friendship?
Anais Nin

You don't just luck into things as much as you would like to think you do. You build step by step, whether it is friendships or opportunities.
Barbara Bush

I would like to express to all Londoners, to all of the British people, the solidarity, the compassion and the friendship of France and the French people. [on London terrorist attacks, 7th July 2005]
Jacques Chirac

Read as you taste fruit or savour wine, or enjoy friendship, love or life.
George Herbert

If a man does not make new acquaintances as he advances through life, he will soon find himself alone. A man should keep his friendships in constant repair.
Samuel Johnson

Louise this could be the beginning of a beautiful friendship
Humphrey Bogart

One's life has value so long as one attributes value to the life of others, by means of love, friendship, indignation and compassion.
Simone De Beauvoir

But friendship is precious, not only in the shade, but in the sunshine of life, and thanks to a benevolent arrangement the greater part of life is sunshine.
Thomas Jefferson

Yes, we must ever be friends; and of all who offer you friendship let me be ever the first, the truest, the nearest and dearest!
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I feel that I contributed well, but my strength and energy in that department is running out. I made, not friendships, never got anywhere like that, but you know I've formed slight bonds with people and they were lovely and gracious
Lesley Brain

Moral science is better occupied when treating of friendship than of justice.
Sir Thomas Aquinas

I'll keep it short and sweet - Family. Religion. Friendship. These are the three demons you must slay if you wish to succeed in business.
Montgomery Burns

I have always laid it down as a maxim -and found it justified by experience -that a man and a woman make far better friendships than can exist between two of the same sex -but then with the condition that they never have made or are to make love to each other.
Lord Byron

Friendship is but a name. I love no one
Napoleon Bonaparte

Secrecy is the chastity of friendship.
Bishop Jeremy Taylor

Be slow to fall into friendship; but when thou art in, continue firm and constant.
Socrates

Love, friendship and respect do not unite people as much as a common hatred for something.
Anton Chekhov

Friendship is essentially a partnership.
Aristotle

Love is rarer than genius itself. And friendship is rarer than love.
Charles Peguy



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